The Best Pressed Powders for Your Skin Needs, According to our EditorsAugust 31, 2021
Dig through a celebrity makeup artist’s bag and you’ll definitely find at least one pressed powder compact. They’re a must-have when it comes to combating shine, evening out your complexion, setting your makeup or for touching up throughout the day. But for a product that’s seemingly super straightforward, there are so many options on the market. To simplify your life, we’ve rounded up five pressed powders to help you narrow down the right formula for your skin.
If you’re tired of looking shiny by midday, reach for this rice powder-infused compact. It absorbs oil and has a transfer-free finish to keep your makeup looking matte all day.
For flawless full coverage and a matte finish that won’t budge for up to 24 hours, we love this powder foundation. It’s lightweight and non-comedogenic, so even though it lasts all day, it doesn’t feel cakey or clog your pores.
Not every powder is meant to mattify — this one actually adds radiance. Dust it all over for a soft, lit-from-within glow, or choose a shade slightly darker than your skin tone to warm up your complexion.
This waterproof pressed powder sets your makeup and mattifies skin for up to 11 hours, even in extreme heat and humidity. It’s also totally translucent, so it works on any skin tone.
This lightweight powder blurs pores and adds a hint of sheer coverage. It offers a natural, skin-like finish that lets your skin glow.
Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Direction: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay